Associate Director, PEP and Sensitive Client Unit

Employer
Standard Chartered Bank
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Jul 2022
Closes
08 Aug 2022
Ref
16010335
Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The Role Responsibilities
This is a challenging role within Standard Chartered Bank's Group PEP and Sensitive Client Unit (GPSCU). As part of the Group Financial Crime Compliance's High Risk Client Unit (HRCU), GPSCU has a dual remit. Firstly, the team sets the Bank's policy on relationships with Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), oversees the Bank's global Group PEP population, and provides advice to the business on the PEP status of clients. Secondly, the team works with the wider HRCU and CFCC network and all business segments to identify those clients that pose the highest risk to the Bank ("Sensitive Clients"), ensure the risk is thoroughly assessed and understood, and develop, deploy and monitor the execution of targeted control frameworks for each identified relationship.
The team is split between London and Singapore, with support from teams in GBS-locations, Poland, India and China. The SG branch focuses on clients booked in Asia. We are seeking a case manager to play a hands-on role in identifying and overseeing the proactive management of those clients, and to contribute to a culture of continuous improvement in the way the team manages the financial crime risk posed by clients. As such, this role would suit a team player who has:
  • relevant experience in financial crime risk management; a sound understanding of potential financial crime risk factors posed by clients and an inquisitive mind that will ask the right questions to fully understand the risk posed in each individual case;
  • a proven ability to analyse information from multiple sources, and use it to form well-reasoned, coherent and evidenced assessments and recommendations;
  • sound judgement and the confidence to use it to propose creative solutions to nuanced problems, and to challenge others, including senior stakeholders, to find collaborative solutions as needed;
  • strong communication and influencing skills, including the ability to explain complex issues in clear concise language to senior management, both orally and in writing, and the confidence to challenge where needed;
  • the ability to prioritise effectively and experience of leading projects or workstreams independently; and the flexibility and resilience needed to lead a network of peers across different countries, which will include both senior and junior colleagues.
Risk Management
  • Evaluating the specific financial crime risks associated with high risk clients. This will include providing direction on any extra due diligence, account reviews or transaction analysis that may need to be undertaken to enable a deeper understanding. Designing control frameworks for each client that is designated as "Sensitive", which includes tailoring control options to the particular risks identified, ensuring that these are applied, and monitoring the client's activity on an ongoing basis to ensure that the financial crime risk remains within tolerance.
  • Working with the wider-High Risk Client Unit and Financial Crime Compliance teams in the countries, regions and client segments with a view to ensuring consistency of approach and spreading "best practice" across the network.
  • Providing feedback and lessons learned to inform ongoing development and refining of policy standards and control options
Processes
  • Contributing to and/or leading on specific projects on behalf of the team, as required. Such projects may include design and development of new policies and procedures, assurance activities, watchlist management, and targeted reviews of groups of high risk clients.
Business
  • Providing advice to the front line on the classification and risk assessment of PEPs and other high risk clients. This includes playing a central role assessing and evaluating clients escalated from country teams.
  • Working with the business to agree the approach for such clients, and providing written recommendations to senior management and client committees.
People and Talent
  • As part of the PSCU team act collaboratively and openly with HRCU and other teams across the business and FCC. In particular, ensure that the SG branch of the PSCU builds strong working r elationships with i3, C4, Sanctions, FCC segment, region and country teams.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Help the PEP and Sensitive Client Unit achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles : Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key Stakeholders

  • Business Segment Relationship Managers within countries in the Asia region.
  • COO functions in CIB, CB, PVB and retail, particularly the process teams for CDD within those teams
  • High Risk Client Unit teams
  • Regional CFCC teams
  • Country CFCC teams
  • Segment CFCC teams
  • FCC and HRCU Senior Management
Our Ideal Candidate
  • • No formal qualifications, licenses, memberships or certifications are required for this role - ACAMS or equivalent profession qualification is desirable
    • 3+ Years of experience in range of Financial Crime disciplines
    • Ability to develop and maintain instrumental stakeholder relationships
    • Analytical and curious mind set
    • Experience / keen interest in Asian geopolitics

Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • • Financial Crime Risk Policies and Standards
    • Financial Crime Risk Advisory
    • Financial Crime Risk Assessment
    • Investigations
    • Enhanced Client Due Diligence
    • Data Handling / Interrogation

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity , together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours . When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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